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2023 Seminars:

Cropland Nutrient Budget DatabaseOutline: Launched in November 2022, the Cropland Nutrient Budget database provides national average estimates of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium inputs and outputs on all cropland worldwide. The database serves as a central knowledge bank for quantifying nutrient balances and nutrient use efficiency at national to global scales, and as a foundation for monitoring the impact of nutrient use on food production, climate, biodiversity, water, and air quality. 

This project is led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IFA, in close collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, CEIGRAM-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Wageningen University & Research, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the African Plant Nutrition Institute. The cropland nutrient budget database is available at Full description of all the data sources is available at 

This webinar will outline the methodology used, show some results, and discuss major areas for further improvement. CPCN can play a significant role in improving this global data resource through novel ways of collecting, processing and analyzing data.

Speaker(s): Achim Dobermann, IFA
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